Please do the needful is Indian English!

When to use “please do the needful” & when to use “please do the helpful”.

Need examples to better understand.


“Please do the needful” is not used by native speakers of English. This phrase is classified as ‘Indian English’. The phrase ‘please do the helpful’ sounds very odd too. It’s not used by native speakers of English either. If you google the phrase ‘do the needful’ you will find a very interesting Wikipedia entry about this archaic phrase.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Breaking the rock[YSaerTTEW443543]

What would native English speakers say instead?

Hi, Tofu. “Do what you have to do.”

Thank you, Mordant.